By Brin-Jonathan Butler
"What is 1000000 money in comparison to the affection of 8 million Cubans?"
This was once the query posed by means of mythical boxer Teofilo Stevenson within the Nineteen Seventies, topped through many because the Muhammad Ali of Cuba, according to a suggestion of 5 million money to depart his island to struggle Ali. yet now not all Cubans have come to an analogous end, not to mention with such obvious ease. Guillermo Rigondeaux, two-time Olympic champion and inheritor to Stevenson's throne, sacrificed every little thing he had in his domestic country—his spouse, his son, his government-subsidized motor vehicle and residence, in addition to common reverence between his fellow citizens—to try and make it within the mecca of big-money boxing, the USA of the USA. yet has the opportunity to make solid in the USA been definitely worth the lack of his nationwide id and the affection of his countrymen? And to what volume has he been corrupted via the promise of untold riches?
In A Cuban Boxer's trip, writer, filmmaker, and journalist Brin-Jonathan Butler chronicles the interesting and tumultuous profession of Rigondeaux—moody, pushed, and nearly mythically talented––as he makes an attempt to seize the elusive and sometimes punishing American dream. See how this athlete's so much daunting problem turns into how he can continue to exist the advanced forces outdoors of the hoop.
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A Cuban Boxer's Journey: Guillermo Rigondeaux, from Castro's Traitor to American Champion by Brin-Jonathan Butler